eBay Adds GoPro President, Skype Alum Tony Bates To Its Board Ahead Of PayPal Spinoff


Gearing up for the spinoff of PayPal from eBay later this year, eBay today added two new people to its board, with one of them having an interesting link to some of eBay’s earlier corporate history. Tony Bates, currently the president of GoPro, and Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross, are joining the board of directors.

William C. Ford and Richard T. Schlosberg, meanwhile, will be stepping down from their positions on the board at the next election, the company says. Additionally, Jonathan Christodoro is coming on to the board « as part of the previously announced standstill agreement with Carl Icahn. »

Icahn is the company’s largest active shareholder and set the ball rolling for PayPal’s separation from eBay last year, initially with much resistance from the eBay board. eBay says it now has 17 directors, 15 of whom are independent.

Another notable departure from the board in the…

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